It’s the little things that make us joyful in the long run.
~ Willa Obura.
I sat in traffic a few days ago, staring outside the window and thinking of how I always took it for granted that I make it home every day. It seems like something so simple and obvious but really it isn’t. I thought of the fact that I have always found a way to get myself home or have never had to deal with insecurity even when I was out late. Which made me wonder what other things I perceived to be normal when indeed they were little blessings that I should always be grateful for? What times I went through life’s ‘simple routines’ and took them for granted.
This year has been and meant differently to each of us. Some have grown so much in a way that we did not see coming, others have had such a difficult time. It’s easy to get depressed, not want to go anywhere or do anything. It’s always an easy space to get into and really difficult to get out of. It may have also been a rough ride for some, where you find yourself sorted out for a period then dark in the pits after a while.
I have found that being grateful and finding small joys rejuvenating and literally pleasing. So, I have taken it upon myself to notice and appreciate little things. From getting up each morning and getting through the day smoothly, to having engaging conversations with the people around me, to having people pray for me and being able to pray as well, to my little nephew finally recognizing me and telling me he loves me. Pure joy!
1st Thessalonians 5:16-18
Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus
The next time I sit in traffic, I’ll think about all these things, smile and thank God for them:)